Rethinking Border politics

Type: Paper
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Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Cabinet Room, Omni, West
Organizers: Xiaobo Su, Shiuh-Shen Chien
Chairs: Shiuh-Shen Chien


The border entails a space of encounter and compromise, of mutual penetration and interaction, with localized characteristics of order and disorder. Borders cannot be reduced to internally consistent lines that state authorities demarcate to control the flows of people and commodities. Nor do they represent the absolute presence of a stable and coherent center at the edge of national territory. Rather, territorial integrity of nation states can be contradictory with a variety of alterities within and outside the lines ostensibly marked by central powers. We therefore call for papers analyzing border politics in the process of transnational regionalization. We welcome papers addressing (but not limited to) the following issues:
Territorial disputes;
Cross-border migration;
Illegal (informal) cross-border trade;
Border control policies;
Everyday border-crossing experience;
Transnational regime for border security;
Cross-border division of labor;


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Shiuh-Shen Chien*, National Taiwan University, Zhong-Yen ZHENG, National Taiwan University, Sovereignty Expansion and Border Conflict through volumetric infrastructure- case of China 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Ei Phyu Smith*, , Returning to Freedom: The Transnational Economic and Social Linkages of the Burmese-Canadian Diaspora 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Stefan Bloßfeldt*, University of Koblenz, Uncertainty in European cross-border-cooperation – framing and comparing insights from the regional and local level 20 8:40 AM
Discussant Xiaobo Su University of Oregon 20 9:00 AM

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